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Edgar Harold Hykes, 93

November 10, 2009

JULY 31, 1916-NOV. 8, 2009

Mr. Edgar Harold Hykes, 93, of 25 Myrtle Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., died at 4:10 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at his home after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.

Born July 31, 1916, in Antrim Township, he was the son of the late Cyrus and Jennie (Trovinger) Hykes.

Mr. Hykes attended Antrim Township schools and later took self-study classes from Southern Engineer.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged on Dec. 15, 1945.

Mr. Hykes was married to Elizabeth (Crunkleton) Hykes on Nov. 23, 1939, in State Line, Pa. Mrs. Hykes died on May 13, 1997. On Aug. 21, 1999, Mr. Hykes married Ruby E. Vanderau in Waynesboro.

He was a partner of Waynesboro Electric Co. for 47 years before retiring in July 1987.

Mr. Hykes was a member of Rotary Club, Waynesboro, since 1944 and had the distinction of having 100 percent attendance for the past 65 years. He served as the club's president from 1956 to 1957, was elected as a "Paul Harris Fellow" in 1986 and in 2006 joined as a charter member of the Paul Harris Society of District 7350. He was a "Thompson Fellow," received a medallion as a contributor to Waynesboro Rotary Thompson Scholarship Foundation, served as chairperson of Rotary's "Adopt-A-Highway" cleanup program for Franklin County PennDot on Route 16 East of Waynesboro for over 15 years, and actively participated in many Rotary projects and committee assignments for over 65 years.

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Mr. Hykes was a member of the Waynesboro School Board, Franklin County A.V.T.S., Otterbein United Brethren Church, Waynesboro Jaycees, YMCA board, American Red Cross, Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, Waynesboro Country Club, American Legion Post 1357, Elks Club, Industrial Heritage Trust, Renfrew Museum and Park, and volunteered for Waynesboro Senior Center where delivered meals on wheels.

Mr. Hykes was a breeder of chinchillas and was an avid golfer.

In addition to his second wife, Mr. Hykes is survived by three daughters, Lois Rowe, her husband Carmen, Gilroy, Calif., Charlotte Blackston, her husband James, Birmingham, Ala., and Patricia Malarz, her husband John, Camp Hill, Pa.; four grandchildren; six great grandsons; a sister, Elva Fahnstock, Chambersburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Daugherty and Lelia Daugherty; and three brothers, George, Earl and Roy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Otterbein United Brethren Church, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. John Mullen officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following: Otterbein United Brethren Mission Fund, 801 Park St., Waynesboro, PA 17268; Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro; or Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693.

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